Review: could Mirena cause Hair thinning?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 2, 2014)
Severity ratings: 1.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 62,555 people who take Mirena. Among them, 1,052 have Hair thinning. See who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,806 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control, endometriosis. Commonly reported side effects of Mirena include device expulsion, vaginal haemorrhage, device dislocation, pregnancy with contraceptive device, abdominal pain aggravated.
Hair thinning (latest reports from 223,292 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 12, 2014: 58,883 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 994 people (1.69%) have Hair Thinning.
Time on Mirena when people have Hair thinning * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair thinning||3.93%||38.48%||18.82%||19.94%||14.33%||4.49%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Hair thinning when taking Mirena * :
|Hair thinning||0.00%||0.29%||2.02%||38.87%||39.31%||18.93%||0.58%||0.00% |
Severity of Hair thinning when taking Mirena ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair thinning||22.22%||77.78%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair thinning ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair thinning||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (610 people, 61.37%)
- Menorrhagia (46 people, 4.63%)
- Depression (10 people, 1.01%)
- Endometriosis (9 people, 0.91%)
- Thyroidectomy (6 people, 0.60%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Levothyroxine sodium (8 people, 0.80%)
- Lexapro (7 people, 0.70%)
- Antibiotics (7 people, 0.70%)
- Yasmin (7 people, 0.70%)
- Synthroid (6 people, 0.60%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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